Latest Episodes

Episode 22: Old School Wisdom vs New School Tech With Jason Perez

As we traverse the digital age in construction and adopt new technologies, we need to preserve some of the old school wisdom and valuable people skills developed by so many pioneers in the construction industry. Home – The best customer support in construction technology.

Episode 21: Building Your Ideal Business While Preserving Your Valuable Time With Duane Johns

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series  The vast majority of building and remodeling business owners invest 20 to 30 years of their life in the grind and end up with nothing of transferable value at the end and they close the doors. They get stuck in the weeds hyper-focused on the day to day […]

Episode 20: Time To Move The Industry Forward By Empowering The Next Generation of Leaders With Cory Thomas-Fisk

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series Move the Industry Forward by Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders. Today, we will learn strategies & life skills to transition your team from the job site to the office. Understand these techniques from an experienced field supervisor & educator on how to make the jump in an […]

Episode 19: Fixing the People Problem in the Construction Industry with Deborah Peters

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series For generations the construction industry has struggled with high turnover rates, lack of loyalty, commoditizing our workforce and a general lack of care and heart for our team. Let’s make 2023 the year we change this for good!

Episode 18: How to Find and Retain Top Talent in Construction With Matt DiBarra and Chris Blumberg

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series  Take control of your recruitment process so that you can take control of your business! Find the right people so that you can focus on the aspects of the business you enjoy and excel at. Learn from industry experts on how to find, vet, hire and retain top […]

Episode 17: Seven Principles: Creating Success in the Construction Industry With Henry Nutt

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series Creating Success in the Construction Industry is essential to help you achieve your goals. Henry Nutt shares relatable, relevant, engaging, and life-changing principles. He believes that if readers can understand and practice these principles with consistency and the appropriate mindset toward specific challenges, they can obtain their desired […]

Episode 16: Is a Recession Coming? Time to Know Your Numbers With Duane Barney and Abe Degnan

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series Is a recession looming? Learn insights from industry experts and learn how understanding your financial numbers could prepare and equip you for upcoming challenges. Duane Barney helps Remodeler’s make more money by building a sustainable business model so they can achieve their dreams.  Duane has lived and breathed […]

Episode 15: Growth Mindset & Sales Transformation in the Construction Industry With Chaz Wolfe and Ryan Groth

Growth Mindset and Sales Transformation in the Construction Industry. We are going to learn from 2 dynamic speakers and we will discuss strategies on how you can grow your company and modernize your sales process.  Chaz Wolfe is a high-performing, serial entrepreneur.  He has built, purchased & sold multiple 7 figure ventures in franchising, real […]

Episode 14: From Commodity To Collaboration- Transforming How We Work In The Building Industry With Annette Jannotta and Tim Spindlove

Part of our Construction Executives Live Series:  An invitation to transform how we work in the building industry. We will discuss strategies on how we can change the way we develop and converse with our team and labor force. Annette Jannotta is an award-winning architect, artist and “workplace whisperer.” She focuses on enhancing the human […]

Episode 13: Building Connections by Breaking Down Walls With Kristina Mahler and Jennie Tanner

Part of the Construction Executives Live Series: Kristina Mahler is a self-described mom from the ‘burbs who just happens to be obsessed with all things construction. Prior to becoming Director of Marketing at Greiner Construction, Kristina had an eclectic career spanning concert production, nonprofit work and jewelry design before landing in the construction sector. Now […]

Episode 12: Keep More of Your Hard Earned Money with Tax Incentives – An Interview with Justin Rupple

In this episode of In The Zone, host Jeremy Owens interviews Justin Rupple, a tax incentive specialist who helps small businesses in the construction industry keep more of their hard-earned money. Justin shares valuable information about tax credit programs that business owners often overlook due to the lack of a good PR campaign from the […]

Episode 11 Eric Anderton Shares His Expertise in Leadership and Mentorship in the Construction Industry

Jeremy Owens welcomes Eric Anderton, a trusted leadership advisor, executive mentor, and expert meeting facilitator for construction companies, to the latest episode of In The Zone. Eric has been in the entrepreneurial business for over two decades, alongside 25 years of public speaking, small group facilitation, and one-on-one mentoring. In this episode, Eric discusses his […]

Ep# 10 A Time for Action with Dr. G

Giovanna Brasfield (Dr. G) has been raising her hand for the construction industry for two decades and when her hand goes up, she does not put it down until she sees results! Dr. G is an accomplished diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) advocate with over 18 years of experience in construction. Her focus is on […]

Ep# 9 Laying the Groundwork with Jennifer Green

Jennifer Green has been labeled as a fearless trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women in non-traditional careers, and continues to advocate and be a leader in the skilled trades community. Through passion, dedication and mentorship, Jennifer has a rich history of breaking new ground and destroying stigmas. She is an influential leader with extensive […]

Ep# 8 Staying Ahead of the Game with Casey Grey

In this inspirational podcast, Jeremy and Valerie learn how a unique, introspective and mindful leadership style is the key with special guest Casey Grey! He reminds us to embrace and lean into change. “I think from anything that I’ve learned in all my personal development over the years is that there’s only one constant, and […]

Ep# 7 The Road Less Traveled with Brent Darnell

In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Brent Darnell to discuss the crossroads that the construction industry finds itself in. In many ways, the construction industry is still getting away with many ‘old ways’ of doing things, while it seems much of the world is advancing in terms of inclusion, […]

Ep# 6 A First-Hand Look at A True Hero’s Journey With Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Sally Spencer-Thomas to discuss the sensitive topic of mental health, suicide trends, and prevention in the construction industry. We had the honor of speaking with Spencer-Thomas, who is a clinical psychologist, international mental-health advocate and speaker, researcher, and suicide loss survivor. Sally lost […]

Ep# 5 The Importance of Writing Your Own Story with Rich Noonan

In this episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Rich Noonan to discuss the power of online reviews, the importance of maintaining an updated website, and the importance of taking the time and initiative in telling the story about your business through video. Noonan details how his unique background in investigative journalism, as […]

Ep# 4 Entering the Golden Age of Innovation in Construction with René Morkos

In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss the current status of innovation and digitization in the construction industry with special guest René Morkos.  René details how his unique background, upbringing, education, and experience all led him to create & actualize ALICE Technologies. Using AI technology, ALICE and René are blazing the trail of […]

Ep# 3 Leadership and Networking Principles with Sunny Pinhero

In this episode, hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss leadership and networking principles with special guest Sunny Pinhero. If you have not yet heard of Sunny Pinhero of Pinhero Construction, Inc, you will want to check out this podcast to learn a thing or two about Sunny’s take on growth and leadership! Sunny has led his team […]

Ep# 2 Helping the Industry Move Forward with Tony Rader

In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay discuss the serious challenges that the construction industry is facing including the labor shortage, new infrastructure bill, and the need for more technology in construction with special guest Tony Rader.  Tony Rader discusses how National Roofing Partners (NRP) is using drone technology to make his labor […]

Ep# 1 US Construction Zone, An Open Invitation for the Future of the Construction Industry.

In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay the foundation for the upcoming launch of US Construction Zone (USCZ). US Construction Zone is a digital networking platform that is designed for business management, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, executives, leaders in the industry, and all those who aim to improve the field of construction.  US Construction Zone […]

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